Tag archives for Indian art

Sonia and Jas Interior Space

I had always wanted  to take some photographs of the space to share with you design trends in India, a country where I feel the field of interior design is truly evolving right before my eyes. Over the past 3 visits to the country, I have seen design stores and art boutiques emerge. While visiting Mumbai, I was able to capture the simple creativity of Sonia and Jasdeep’s place. I  could see how the size of this dining table would be excellent for dinner parties! (We actually had a delicious lunch here:)

You can see how their mix  of modern furnishings and colorful art breath life into the space.

The table is made from salvaged railroad platforms was Jasdeep’s own invention! It is eco-friendly  and the white paint keeps the look modern and clean. I think I see a market for these!

The corner of the patio looks curated and best of all, green! From the tiling behind the T.V. to the low custom console, the space is layered architecturally.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse into Indian city living!

 

 

Posted in Interior Design | 2 Comments

Pink Pianos Etsy, peacocks, and vintage

It is rare that I find the time to promote my PinkPianos shop on Etsy. Perhaps, now that I am on vacation in Kentucky, I can really get to work!

It has taken me some time to launch, but keeping the doors open I have had lots of lovely visitors trickle on in which makes me happy.

My shop is a bridge to all the furniture and design work that I do. Here I offer home accessories, vintage finds, hand painted knobs, along with original artworks. As always, custom pieces are available simply email me at hilary.hahn@34.202.201.240 to talk about what you envision.

Just look at what the creative people on  The Wedding Channel did with peacock feathers.

Isn’t that sweet?! Then, there’s also hair clips, bookmarks, and I’d love to see a peacock feather garland!

Well, I’m going back to relaxing and catching up on all the blogs that I love to read. I promise to share inspiration from my visit to Kentucky before I leave and to post the final pics of the Girls’ Room Metamorphosis for those of you that have been following.

What could you make with feathers?

Posted in Art, Furniture Design, Inspiration | 2 Comments

Treasures from India

There are no words to describe all the cool treasures I found in Goa.

This wall panel is functional as both art and a candle holder. I love the charm of the elephant carving and the colored stain on the wood.

This antique panel measures 11″h x 21″w . I have never seen anything quite like this!

These carved wood elephant bookends were my favorite. Just searching for the right books to display with them.

Now you can see the whole mantle with a painting by textile designer Mabel Martinez. I like to change up the mantle all year.

I think of the mantle as sort of an ongoing art installation, where I can add and subtract things for the season; according to my travels or (my favorite) display garlands and cards near the holidays. Since, we live in an apartment is something refreshing to change and style regularly.

I found these brilliant nesting tables in Goa.

I loved the colors and the composition of the design.

I think we are going to use these as nightstands. One large on one side and two small in a little stair step configuration for my stuff! Sometimes, perfect symmetry in design can be over rated, but balance is a must!

Some of these antiques,  I have to share and others have found a place in our home. I set this gorgeous wood carved mirror on top of a chinese butterfly chest, both of which are for sale. I can picture them together or apart, but I love the way mirrors look propped up on vanities or leaned against walls.

The ornate carving and color of the mirror make it a great focal point. It measures 14″h x 16″w.

For now, I am offering all items here, until I can add Google checkout to PinkPianos…a feature that is coming soon:)

If you want to see more contact me at hilary.hahn@34.202.201.240 , I have a glass lantern, paper stars and an Indian beanbag (flattened and re-filled)  all of which need a home.

Believe me, were there not a limit on suitcases for travel I would have brought more. Literally, it was a sight to see us dragging all of the above through the Chhatrapati Shivaji airport! The nesting tables were the toughest to explain at customs because they had been wrapped and sewn shut in this funky looking burlap (too bad I should have snapped a pic!), people thought something was alive inside of there.

All in all, I know it was worth effort.

Posted in Art, Inspiration, Interior Design | 5 Comments

Goa + O Hotel

I’m sinking into relaxation mode in lush and festive Goa. My visit here officially feels like a vacation with expansive views like these.

Staying at the O Hotel has felt like an exotic retreat.

Some amenities here include an infinity style pool, rain shower, and spa. Mostly, what I like is the unique architecture and art.

As I am posting this, I sit in the restaurant lounge sipping Masala chai. Above, is a glimpse of the airy restaurant from dinner last night. They offer tasty Asian, Pan Asian, and Chinese cuisines.

Now, onto the highlight of the morning, if I had to pick….

was stumbling into Buddha Arts, a lovely shop located right on the main road. Filled with antiques and treasures…

It’s a trove of sculptures, salvaged panels, and extraordinary novelties. If you are like me this is the really good stuff.

This window built to shelter a deity, and hanging sculptures are just some of the interesting finds. I took home a patchwork pouf, elephant bookends, and antique carved mirror that I cannot wait to find a home (pictures of these are on the way;)

I hope you have all been transported here, for a moment, if only for a tea.

Posted in Inspiration, Travels | 2 Comments

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark.